# Question: 3 consider a polycrystalline solid subjected to hydrostatic pressure p...

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3. Consider a polycrystalline solid subjected to hydrostatic
pressure, p, that results in a dilation or volumetric strain given
by

∆V/Vo = ep.

The bulk modulus, K, is defined by the ratio p/ep. Using the
generalized Hooke’s law, show that

K = E / (3 (1−2 ν)),

where E is the Young’s modulus and ν is the Poisson’s
ratio